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F. S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Embellished with the author's lyrical prose, "The Beautiful and Damned" is the story of Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria, As they await the inheritance of his grandfather's fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition.